Fox Nation Continues to Promote Occupy 'Link' to Attempted Obama Assassination

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Yesterday, a 21-year-old man named Oscar Ramiro Ortega-Hernandez was charged with attempting to assassinate Barack Obama. There's a lengthy complaint available that includes quite a bit of information, including scary stuff he said about Obama to people who knew him well, referring to the president as 'the anti-Christ," the devil, and indicating he wouldn't stop "until it's done." There's information about what he had in his car, about how he conducted the alleged shooting, and even what he was wearing. There is NO mention of any Occupy movement -- the word "occupy" doesn't even appear in the document. So, why is it in this Fox Nation headline?

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Earlier in the investigation it was reported that Ortega-Hernandez might have spent time "blending in" with Occupy D.C. protesters. Does that mean he is "linked" to them?

Perhaps there could be a tenuous argument as to such...except that, on Monday, police did question a protester, and it was NOT Ortega-Hernandez...and, as the Washington Post points out,

"Before Ortega-Hernandez was captured, investigators searched the Occupy D.C. campground near the White House but have found no connection between him and the Occupy protesters, according to three law enforcement officials familiar with the case."

You can argue the semantics of the word "linked," but running this sort of thing in a headline seems pretty egregious any way you look at it, and, frankly, kind of irresponsible, whether it's SEO bait, a deliberate smear tactic, or just lack of reporting. But then, it's Fox -- at least they didn't call him a protester!

Man Linked to 'Occupy' Protest Charged With Attempted Assassination of Obama [Fox Nation]

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THE TRUTH WILL COME OUT
THE TRUTH WILL COME OUT

FOX NEWS brain-wash, aided, and abeted him in his attempted assassination concept. By scaring him, terrorizing him, and out right mis informing him! Are they not coconspirators.

Cynde Fetherston
Cynde Fetherston

A Walmart receipt was found in his car therefore Walmart is linked to the attempted assassination of Obama. Sounds like a Fox headline to me

TZX4
TZX4

Gee, you would think that would be enough for Fox to come around and praise OWS. Fox has been assassinating MR. Obama in every figurative way possible.

A sad song
A sad song

TZX4 why do we a n entellectual people tolerate Fox News to divide our country. It's not even American owned. With tier day in day out irresponsible out right disinformation, propaganda scare tactics. they have done more to hurt and dived and make America disemployed, disenabled,and disfranchise WE THE PEOPLE of this once great nation. Now we have millions without jobs, hungry, and hundreds of thousands of homeless children. That we will put in privatized prisions at about $35-48,000 a year. And we pay for that also. United we stand, divided we fall. Fox News is deliberately devastating our wonderful country!And making a hell of alot of money doing it to us.

Freeman M
Freeman M

Fox has disabled comments on the article. i guess they got tired of erasing "this article is a goddamned lie!" from their website every 2 minutes, huh?

Zach
Zach

But wait... wouldnt that rally the far right to join the Occupy movement?! I am confused at you FOX news... You sick bastards.

JimTreacher
JimTreacher

What connection does Jared Lee Loughner have to the Tea Party?

Andrew Hicks
Andrew Hicks

Not much either - though he seemed to have read some of the same talking points, Jared was mostly just a deranged nutball. 

Whereas this Ortega guy's connection to OWS seems even more limited - he has a beard and a knit cap, so he "blended in" with the protesters.  That's, um, it.  The beard. 

MSNBC spent about a day and a half speculating that Jared Loughner had a connection to the Tea Party.  I guarantee you this B.S. will be on Fox throughout the weekend.

Consumer Unit 5012
Consumer Unit 5012

Conversely, both Jim David Adkisson and Anders Breivik were VERY enthusiastic consumers of rightwing talking points.

:(

Myriam Breitman
Myriam Breitman

The guy is kind of cute. In a rugged Latino way.

A sad song
A sad song

what a babe. poor misguided soul. your right, look at those big brown eyes. dam I wouldn't through him out of bed for eating crackers in bed. I wouldn't mind being his cell-mate for the next 5 years. wander what ahole blew crap in his brain to do some thing so supid.

novenator
novenator

Fox Nation deliberately spreading disinformation, lies, and propaganda?  

NO WAY!!

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